A Quote about the Reformation

The Reformation may have resulted in a “Protestant work ethic,” but this was not due to the pressure to prove one’s election by worldly success, as certain social scientists ludicrously maintain. Rather, the work ethic emerged out of an understanding of the meaning of work and the satisfaction and fulfillment that come from ordinary human labor when seen through the light of the doctrine of vocation. — Gene Edward Veith Jr

Gene Edward Veith (born October 15, 1951) is an author, scholar, and Professor of Literature emeritus at Patrick Henry University. He is a Lutheran who has written extensively about the concept of vocation, which has been called one of the great insights of the Lutheran Reformation.

For more posts about vocation see:

What’s Your Vocation?

Are You Called?

What Am I Here For?

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